What are hookworms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You may have heard of hookworms, also known as nematodes. They can get under your skin and, left untreated, lead to anemia. Worldwide some 740 million people are infected with them. In the Southern United States they can be found in sand and soil.

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